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Grading Scale
A = 93-100 
B = 85-92 
C = 75-84 
D = 70-74 
F = 0-69 

Six Weeks Average = 2/3 Daily + 1/3 Test
Semester Average = 3 six weeks 80%, Final Exam 20%

Bell Schedule

Regular Schedule
Students Released for Class 7:40 A.M. 
Channel 1 7:40 A.M. ~ 8:00 A.M. 

1st  Period 8:00 A.M. - 9:30 A.M.
2nd Period 9:37 A.M. – 11:07 A.M.
3rd  Period 
11:14 A.M. – 1:14 A.M.
4th  Period 1:20 P.M. ~ 2:50 P.M.

Lunch schedule

11:14 A.M. ~ 11:44 A.M.
11:44 A.M. ~ 12:20 P.M.
12:20 P.M. ~ 12:50 P.M.
12:50 P.M. ~ 1:20 P.M.



1 Hour Late Schedule
1st  Period 9:00 A.M.  – 10:00 A.M.
2nd Period 10:07 A.M. – 11:07 A.M.

*Follow regular schedule for the remainder of the day.*



2 Hour Late Schedule
1st  Period   10:00 A.M. – 10:45 A.M.
2nd Period   10:52 A.M. – 11:37 A.M.
3rd  Period  11:44 A.M.  - 1:37 P.M.
4th period   1:44 P.M.    - 2:50 P.M.


Lunches 

A lunch 11:37 A.M. - 12:07 P.M.
B lunch 12:07 P.M. - 12:37 P.M.
C lunch 12:37 P.M. - 1:07 P.M.
D lunch 1:07   P.M. - 1:37 P.M.




Out at 2 pm
1st Period 8:00 - 9:10
2nd Period 9:17 - 10:27
3rd Period 10:34 - 12:34
4th Period 12:41 P.M. - 1:48 P.M.


A Lunch 10:27 A.M. - 10:57 A.M.
B Lunch 10:57 A.M. - 11:27 A.M.
C Lunch 11:34 A.M. - 12:04 P.M.
D Lunch 12:04 P.M. - 12:34 P.M.


**for anyone who doesnt know lunch is during 3rd period**

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

NOT all courses are offered every year.

Agricultural Co-Op is a 1-3 credit instructional unit where students may earn 1-2 additional credits working on a job during school release time. (Seniors only, instructor approval required)

Agriculture Mechanics & Maintenance is a course to help students develop the mechanical skills needed to perform work on the farm and includes using basic tools, learning general

safety precautions, developing land measurements and elevation skills, and learning the basics of metal work and welding. (Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors only, may be repeated for credit)

Agricultural Power & Equipment includes basic information and lab activities on small engines, tractors and agricultural equipment maintenance, repair and overhaul.  (Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors only)

Forestry  This course is designed to develop student knowledge of forestry technology as it progresses.  The student will develop skills in producing, harvesting, marketing, and developing forestry products.  Students will also evaluate practices to insure the protection of natural resources found in the forest ecosystem.(Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors only)

Principles of Agriculture/Advanced Agriculture are courses taught where the goal is to understand the competencies and basic principles in animal science, plant science, and agricultural mechanics. The students gain an understanding of the economic importance of agriculture and participate in a supervised agricultural experience program. (Fundamentals of Agriculture is for Freshmen, Advanced Agriculture is for Sophomores) (1 credit each)

Wildlife Management and Recreation Wildlife management  and recreation unitizes standards necessary for the student to develop competencies in wildlife management and recreation careers.  Integrated academics and experiential learning will build conservation awareness among students.  This in turn will generate career interests and more responsible land ownership in a community as we enter the 21st century. (Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors only)

Forestry Management is designed to develop student knowledge of forestry technology . The student will develop skills on producing, harvesting, marketing, and developing forestry products and public utilization. (Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors only)

Leadership and Communication analyses attributes and capabilities of those in leadership positions, to assist students in the development of their communication skills and interpersonal relationships and other related skills. (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors only)

Plant and Soil Science is designed to address issues dealing with the use of natural resources and agronomic crops as we see the need for improved management methods to meet the needs of agricultural production while addressing concerns dealing with urbanization and soil conservation.(Juniors and Seniors only)

*May receive a maximum of  9 credits in above agriculture courses.

BUSINESS EDUCATION:

Accounting I will give you a thorough background in the basic accounting procedures used to operate a business. The accounting procedures presented will also serve as a sound background for employment in office jobs and preparation for studying business courses in college. Because the complete accounting cycle is covered, it is easy to see how each employee’s job fits into the cycle for a business, an important qualification to employers.  (Algebra II is a pre or co-requisite)

Accounting II is an advanced study of concepts, principles and techniques that build on the competencies acquired in Accounting I used in keeping the electronic and manual financial records of a sole proprietorship, partnership and corporation. Departmental, management, cost and not-for-profit accounting systems are explored.

Business Law is perhaps the most abstract course in the business curriculum. It seeks to present the human drama through an evolving set of rules. It focuses on both the substance and the process of our legal system and reflects many social and ethical issues. In addition, the course has great practical value providing background for professional explorations and illuminating the problems of private life. This course will substitute for U.S. Government.  (Juniors and Seniors only)

 

General Business is a comprehensive program for the introduction to business courses at the high school level. The goal of General Business is to describe how the American business economy operates and to help them prepare to make decisions as consumers, wage earners, and citizens within the economy. The program combines explanations of business and economic concepts with practical applications of these concepts of the real world of the American business economy.  (Freshmen and Sophomores only)

Journalism and Business Communications- see Annual Staff description. This course may be repeated for maximum of two credits each. By teacher approval only

Keyboarding & Document Formatting The student will develop basic skills in operating a computerized keyboard to produce mailable business documents.  Mailablity standards relate to keying, formatting, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, content, typography and layout and design.  Using special features of the software, Microsoft Office Word, such as the table function, the student will be able to format academic and business reports.  Student will also learn basic functions of Microsoft Office Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

Personal Computing is an introduction to the use of microcomputer. The course will familiarize the students with basic microcomputer operations and the use of appropriate software. Emphasis will be placed on word processing, spreadsheets database management, and PowerPoint. This is the required software tools core course.  (Usually taken in the Sophomore year)

Computer Applications and Technology is organized into units of lessons on related topics. It is designed to be completed in one semester. The course, as well as each unit in the course, is based on a researched scope and sequence that covers the essential concepts of computer applications and technology. Common instructional strategies include a structure that provides in-depth, individualized instructional time. Students will be presented with a variety of computer applications and technology concepts and will then demonstrate their understanding of those concepts through problem solving. (Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors only)

Foundations of Technology prepare students to understand and apply

technological concepts and processes that are the cornerstone for the high school

technology program. Group and individual activities engage students in creating

ideas, developing innovations, and engineering practical solutions. Technology

content, resources, and laboratory/class-room activities apply student applications

to science, mathematics and other school subjects in authentic situations. (Freshmen and Sophomores)

Advanced Technological Applications has been designed as an advanced study for students engaged in themed academies and general technology studies that lead to the capacity to

understand how technology’s development, control and use is based on design

constraints, and human wants and needs. The structure of the course challenges

students to use design processes so that they can think, plan, design and create

solutions to engineering and technological problems. Students are actively

involved in the organized an integrated application of technological resources,

engineering concepts, and scientific procedures. (Sophomores and Juniors only)

Advanced Design Applications has been designed as an advanced study for students engaged in themed academies and general technology studies that lead to the capacity to understand how technology’s development, control and use is based on design constraints, and

human wants and needs. The structure of the course challenges students to use design

processes so that they can think, plan, design and create solutions to engineering and

technological problems. Students are actively involved in the organized an integrated

application of technological.  (Sophomores and Juniors only)

Problems and Solutions in Technology is an Honors Senior Project Research

Course which allows students to develop advanced technical knowledge and skills

by solving problems in one or more of the technology systems: communication,

computer applications, construction, energy, power, transportation,

manufacturing, and bio-related technology. In this research course, students

develop and apply the knowledge and skills gained in previous courses to identify

and resolve relevant problems. Two previous Engineering Technology courses are required.  

ENGLISH AND LANGUAGE ARTS:

College Prep English I, II, III, IV  College Preparatory English meets the needs of most students in high school.  Coursework at each level includes basic review of grammar, usage, and mechanics.  A primary goal at each grade level is to prepare each student in basic reading comprehension, effective oral and written communication, critical thinking skills, and correct library skills. The course is designed to integrate grammar, writing, and literature.  Studies in literature include a survey of various genres appropriate to the grade level.  English I and II literary selections focus on world literature with English III students reading traditional American literature and English IV students reading traditional British selections. English I and II include the required Tennessee End of Course Exam.

Honors English I, II, II, IV  The Honors English courses are designed to challenge and stimulate students in critical thinking, reading, and writing.  Although some of the same coursework from College Preparatory English is included, the class moves at a much faster pace, requires summer reading and more reading assignments for class, involves more critical writing and analysis, and vocabulary development.  This class is designed for the highly motivated, independent student who welcomes challenge.  This course requires teacher approval and each student must maintain a B average.  These classes are considered honors classes with Honors English II, III, and IV being required for top ten percent ranking. Honors English I and II include the required Tennessee End of Course Exam.

WSCC Joint Enrollment English IV This course is taught on SHS campus by faculty provided from Walters State Community College.  During the fall semester, students will take Composition 1110 and 1120.  Composition 1110 involves the genre of argument with each student preparing several argumentative essays.  Composition 1120 is writing about literature.  Writing in both classes incorporates research and critical thinking skills.  Each class lasts nine weeks.  The fall term classes meet the English IV Honors class requirement for graduation and/or consideration for top ten percent and counts as six credit hours of college English Composition.  Spring semester’s class offering is Western World Literature 2210 and 2220, with each class lasting nine weeks.  This counts as an elective on the high school level and six credit hours of college English or Humanities elective.  The Joint Enrollment English IV class is very fast paced and requires a 19 ACT English score and a 3.0 GPA.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE:

Child and Life Span Development is designed to study the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development and care of the child. This course is only taught every other year. (Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors)

Family & Consumer Science I is a course in which students can learn to make decisions and set priorities, understand physical and emotional development during adolescence, cope with pressures, manage personal resources, use consumer information, develop positive interpersonal relationships, establish a satisfying living environment, plan for a healthy lifestyle, meet clothing needs, and explore career options.  (Open to Freshmen and Sophomores only)

Family & Parenting is a course students can understand the purpose and context of the family unit, develop a philosophy for family life, prepare for marriage and parenthood, maintain healthy family relationships, balance home/family/work responsibilities, manage family resources, and understand the responsibilities of parenthood.  This course is only taught every other year. (Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors)

Life Connections is a course designed to assist students in making a successful transition from high school into the post high school environment. Students will be empowered to take action for the well-being of themselves and others as they effectively manage the roles and responsibilities created by family, career and community interactions. The role of communication in establishing and maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships is emphasized.  Skills related to decision making, problem solving, critical and creative thinking, technology, and workplace readiness practiced in the Life Connections will provide students with an understanding of how to plan for and manage careers in an ever-changing workplace. (Juniors and Seniors only)

Nutrition & Foods is a course where students can understand the social, economic, political and cultural significance of food; practice wise use of consumer habits, use reliable nutrition information, manage food for self and others, understand the relationship of nutrition to growth and health and obtain basic skills preparation and manage food dollars.  (Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors)

Textiles & Apparel is a course where students can learn to evaluate influences upon clothing needs, enhance self through clothing decisions, use textile consumer information, select and care for textile products, and develop basic clothing construction skills. (Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors)

FINE ARTS:

Visual Art I includes the study of the elements and principles of art with a  variety of medium. Artists, art history and art appreciation will also be studied. There will be a $35 lab fee for this class.  (Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors)

Visual Art II is an intermediate level class in drawing, painting and sculpture. Not recommended for students with a grade below “B” in Art I. There will be a $35 lab fee for this class. (Prerequisite: Art I, Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors)

Visual Art III is an advanced level in drawing, painting, and sculpture. Not recommended for those with a grade below “B” in Art II. There will be a $35 lab fee for this class. (Prerequisite: Art II, Open to Juniors and Seniors)

Concert and Marching Band (Instrumental Music) is designed to teach students musical and artistic qualities and help them achieve artistic goals in their musical career. Through the teaching of music, the students must obtain discipline, diligence, thinking, reasoning, a work ethic, patience, and respect for others. This course is designed to give students the opportunity to improve their proficiency in sight-reading, musical technique, and performance. First semester is devoted mainly to marching band, including performances and contests. (1 credit each) May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.  (Open to all grades)

Introduction to World Music and History of Rock and Roll is about the creation of music.  Where did music come from and how did we get to where we are today.  Students will learn about the evolution of music and the history of Rock and Roll. (Open to all grades)

Vocal Music is designed to give students the opportunity to improve and develop music skills. The emphasis of the course is on performance. Participation in school and public choral concerts and musical dramas is an integral part of the course. Elements of stage production are also included in this course. This course offered by Teacher Approval only and may be repeated for a total of 8 credits.  (Open to all grades)

Theatre Arts

Musical Theatre

FITNESS AND SAFETY:

*You may receive a maximum of 6 P.E. credits.

*Advanced P.E. is a program that focuses on a combination of conditioning, strength training and the development of a competitive attitude. (Only available for students participating in SHS sports).

Driver’s Education is an elective open to sophomores fifteen and over, with juniors and seniors getting first choice. It is a two-phase program comprised of classroom and behind the wheel instruction. The classroom phase teaches the student a “strategy” for a lifetime of competent driving (S.I.P.D.E.). The behind-the-wheel phase makes practical application of this strategy. This course enables student drivers to respect traffic laws, law enforcement officers, pedestrians, and other motor vehicle operators. (Must have a driver’s permit or license for behind-the-wheel instruction).

Lifetime Wellness is a new approach to the old physical education and health curriculum's. This approach focuses on the principles of lifetime wellness, not solely on activity and sports. The Wellness curriculum is consistent with the “Healthy People” National goals. Students completing this course will be better prepared to assume responsibilities for personal lifetime wellness.

(Freshmen core course necessary for graduation)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE:

Colleges recommend against freshmen taking a foreign language.

French I is an introduction to the French language and culture, designed for the beginning language student. The audio-lingual approach is employed to teach beginning skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with emphasis on basic vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Simple conversation in French, language structures and an overview of French customs are primary goals.

French II is a continuation and expansion of the skills taught in the first year course. Conversation, listening, composition and reading skills are further developed. A more in-depth view of the French civilization is presented with an examination of the art, literature and music of the French people.

French III is considered an Honors course. Students will expand skills in the French language, culture, and study into French History.  This course is only taught every other year.

Latin I is an introduction to the Latin language designed for the beginning language student. Emphasis is placed on developing skills in reading, and writing, an understanding of basic language structures, and an overview of Roman culture.

Latin II is a continuation and expansion of the skills taught in the first year course. Composition and reading skills are further developed, as is a more complete understanding of the Roman civilization and its influence in art, literature, and music.

Latin III is considered an Honors course. Students will expand their knowledge of Latin grammar with the goal of reading the works of Cicero and other selected authors.  (taught every other year)

Spanish I is an introduction to the Spanish language and culture, designed for the beginning language student. The audio-lingual approach is employed to teach beginning skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Simple conversations in Spanish, an understanding of basic Spanish language structures, and an overview of Spanish land and customs are the primary goals.

Spanish II the students will expand and refine skills in the Spanish language. A greater depth in conversation, listening, writing, and reading skills are further developed. A more in-depth view of Spanish and Hispanic civilizations is presented with an examination of the art, literature, and music of the Spanish people. Both past and present Spanish contributions to the United States are also considered.

Spanish III the students will continue to expand and refine skills in the Spanish language. A greater depth in conversation, listening, writing, and reading abilities will be achieved. Students will express personal ideas in the language, and they will learn to apply the knowledge of Spanish to real situations. The students will learn to appreciate the Hispanic cultures in a global context. The students will also practice Spanish to prepare for future communication needs in the workplace.This is an Honors course.

Spanish IV   This course is designed for the student who wishes to pursue an advanced study in the Spanish language.  The Student will have an opportunity to increase his/her fluency through the use of the four major skill areas: reading, writing, listening, and most importantly speaking.

MARKETING / DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION:

These courses are limited to seniors and by teacher approval only.

Co-Op is available to seniors in marketing each semester for work credit. Must receive credit in Marketing & Entrepreneurship classes, in order to receive this credit. This course allows students to leave school early to go to work.

Marketing I is a first semester course, which is a program of instruction in marketing, merchandising, and management. This course is available to seniors only. There is no prerequisite for this course. Work credit (co-op) is available to a limited number of students. Will substitute for Economics credit.

MATHEMATICS:

Algebra IA and IB are courses course for students who have mastered such skills as operations on rational numbers and solving ratios, proportion, and percent problems. The ability to evaluate and manipulate algebraic expressions is a fundamental element of this course, as well as the ability to apply problem-solving techniques. This course is taught all year for two credits-one as elective credit and one in Algebra I.  Only the Algebra IB credit counts as a math credit and is a mandatory course for all students to meet graduation requirements. It includes the required Tennessee End of Course Exam.

Unified Geometry is a course designed to provide a unified survey of plane and solid geometry. In addition, logical thinking skills are developed through the use of deductive and inductive reasoning. Vocabulary development, algebraic and geometric proofs, constructions, area and volume, and algebraic applications to geometric problems are other topics included in this course.(Prerequisite: Algebra I)

Honors Algebra I/Honors Geometry is an accelerated course based on the expansion of the typical Geometry topics. This is strictly for those students who completed Pre-Algebra in the eighth grade accelerated program. This course is all year and earns two creditsThis course is considered Honors. (By placement only)

Algebra II is an extension of Algebra I skill designed to further explore linear functions, polynomial expressions, and systems of equations. Additional topics to be studied in this course include complex numbers, quadratic functions, matrices, conic sections, and logarithms. (Prerequisite: Algebra IB and Geometry)

Honors Algebra II/Advanced Algebra with Trig is an accelerated course based on the expansion of the typical Algebra II topics and trig. This course is all year for two credits and is an Honors course. (By placement only)

Honors Advance Algebra with Trigonometry is a preparation course for college bound students.  Its applications emphasize extended concepts of unit circle, right triangle, and analytic geometry concepts.  This is an Honors course. (Prerequisites: Geometry and Algebra II)

WSCC Joint Enrollment College Algebra- This one term course encompasses Finite Math 1630 Probability & Statistics 1530. A student must have an ACT Math score of 19 to register for this course. Students will receive six college credit hours. This is an Honors course for Juniors and Seniors. (Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II are prerequisites)

Pre-Calculus is a course designed to prepare the student for college mathematics. About one-half of the term is involved in the study of the circular and trigonometric functions and applications of trigonometry. Advanced algebra topics include using polynomial, radical, exponential, and logarithmic models, using matrices. Pre-calculus encompasses a review of trigonometry as well as additional advanced topics such as function analysis, sequences and series, and conic sections. Concepts from elementary Calculus include continuity, limits, slopes of tangent lines, and basic differentiation and integration. This course is an Honors course. (Prerequisite: Advanced Algebra with Trig)

Calculus is the study of all concepts found in one semester of Calculus at the university level. Differential calculus topics include finding the tangent line to a curve, implicit differentiation, related rates, and optimization problems. Integral calculus includes finding area between curves, volume and surface area of solids of revolution, and arc length. Students may receive college credit for this course through the AP exam. This course is an Honors course. (Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus)

SCIENCE:

*All Science classes are considered Lab Sciences

Honors Anatomy and Physiology is the study of the structure and function of the human body. Major topics covered include body systems and disease epidemiology and pathology.  Medical terminology is introduced and utilized. Lab activities and outside work are an integral part of this class. This course is an Honors course. (Prerequisite: Biology I and Chemistry I)

Environmental Science/Biology I and Honors Environmental Science/Honors Biology I These courses are all year long for two high school credits – one in environmental science and a credit in Biology I. Biology is a  study of living things and their physical processes. Major topics include cellular biology, interactions and behavior of organisms, genetics, and ecology, as well as lab activities and dissections. The Honors course will include a mandatory Science Fair Research Project and counts as an Honors course. These courses are mandatory courses for all students to complete graduation requirements and include the required Tennessee End of Course Exam. (All Freshmen, Honors courses by placement only)

Honors Biology II is a continuation of Biology I. Major topics include microbiology, embryology, advanced genetics, botany, and zoology.  This course includes lab work and dissections, as well as considerable work and research outside of class.  Biology II is recommended for those who wish to pursue a degree in science.  (Prerequisite: Biology I and Chemistry I) This course is an Honors course.

Chemistry I is an introduction to the study of matter, the stuff that makes up our world.

This course (or the Honors version) is a graduate requirement for Tennessee high school

students. The course describes the chemical, physical, and nuclear structure of matter

and how it affects our lives. Chemistry I includes study of atomic structure, interactions

between matter including chemical bonding and compound formation, an understanding

of the periodic table and how to utilize the information it provides, exploring the

relationships between matter and energy, the basic types of chemical reactions and the

mathematics of chemical formulas and equations. There is a strong math component

to this course. Chemistry I includes laboratory experiences, with lab techniques and

safety being taught. There is a significant amount of outside study required and expected.

(Prerequisites include Biology I and Physical Science or Honors Biology I. A teacher

written recommendation may be substituted for physical science)

Honors Chemistry I is an extensive study of matter and its interactions. This course

is recommended for those students who intend to pursue college sciences or related

fields. Topics include the history and descriptions of atomic structure and the quantum

mechanical model, the Periodic Table and its trends, the types and characteristics of

elements and the compounds they form, chemical formulas and reactions including

bonding types and underlying theories, the mathematics of matter involved in reactions,

rates of reaction and equilibrium, behavior of gases, properties of solutions, and nuclear

chemistry. There is a strong math component to this course. Scientific writing and

presentation skills are developed in this course each six weeks. Extensive laboratory

experiences are provided with lab skills and safety being taught. This is an honors course

and will require considerable amount of work outside of class! (Prerequisites include –

Honors Biology I and Algebra I with a grade of B or higher; Biology I and Algebra

I with a grade of B or higher with a written teacher recommendation; or Biology I

and Physical Science with a grade of B or higher in both)

Honors Chemistry II is a continuation of Chemistry I, and is recommended for those who plan to take chemistry in college. Major topics include the Kinetic Theory, solution chemistry, reaction rates, organic chemistry and careers in science. Lab work is strongly emphasized. There is a considerable amount of work outside of class. (Prerequisite: Chemistry I) This course is an Honors course.

Geology is a course that explores the origins and the connections between the physical, chemical, and biological processes of the Earth system.  The student will investigate matter and minerals, geologic history, map reading, rocks and the rock cycle, and careers in science.  Students experience the content of geology both in and out of the classroom.  (Pre-requisites:  Biology I and Chemistry I or Biology I and Physical Science)

Physical Science introduces the student to both chemistry and physics concepts.  It is the study of matter and energy and offers an introductory lab experience. This course is required for all students who have not tested into Honors Biology I or who were not place in Life Science.  It is recommended for all students entering Chemistry and beyond Science courses.

Honors Physics is a study of the universe in terms of matter and energy and the interactions between them. The course is 75% mathematical and 25% descriptive and covers the topics of motion, heat, sound, light and optics, electricity, theories of physics, and careers in the physical sciences. Lab experiences are an integral part of the course as is considerable work outside of class.  (Prerequisites: Chemistry I and Algebra II) This course is considered Honors.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

World Geography deals with the study of various places on the face if the earth.  Geography attempts to describe how all the world's places are similar and how each place is unique, and to explain reasons for these similarities and differences.  Geography studies the physical environment, the people, and the affects of the environment. This course or Modern History is a required Freshman course.

Modern World History covers history from the end of the Middle Ages to the present. It may focus on two modern aspects of history: e.g., Renaissance, Europe, Asia and examine the political, economic, religious, and militaristic aspects. This course or World Geography is a required Freshman course.

Ancient World History deals with the study of our earliest civilizations through the Middle Ages (1450 AD). May focus on one ancient civilization: e.g., Egypt, Greece, Rome, and China and its political, economic, religious, and militaristic aspects of history. (Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors only)

Appalachian Studies covers the history and culture of the Appalachian region focusing primarily on the Southern Appalachians so students may better understand the people and area where they live.(Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, and Seniors)

Contemporary Issues is to provide students the opportunity to explore current affairs as they unfold throughout the world and to analyze these events concerning how they shape and mold our everyday lives. Students will be exposed to major political, economic, and social events of the day. Students enrolled in this class are expected to follow daily news.  (Juniors and Seniors only).

Economics is a practical study of the features and functions of economics and economic systems in the United States and in the world. Economics is a study of economic principles and theories, presenting ideas and developing them logically. Economics is a study which gives the student practical and useful information on how to function in a world of economic activity. Ideas that develop are reinforced through textbooks, workbooks, films, graphs, charts, tables, and diagrams.  (Seniors only).

History of Sevier County will explore the history and culture of Sevier County from its beginning to the present by examining national events such as the Great Depression and their impact or relevance to Sevier County.  The local history of Sevier County from its beginnings to the present including topics such as community histories, genealogy, landmark industry, famous people, and local events will also be discussed. (Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors only)

Psychology introduces students to the scientific study of how humans learn, think, feel, and believe.  Emphasis will be on human growth and development, understanding human behavior, learning and thinking, perception, emotions, motives, and social behavior.  he course will help students understand themselves and their roles in a complex, ever-changing world. (Juniors and seniors only).

Sociology is the scientific study of group interaction and its impact on individuals.  It includes, but is not limited to, the study of the social problems, social deviance, different cultures, and various other components of society. (Juniors and Seniors only)

U. S. Government is designed to cover the political theory behind and the actual operation of local, state, and national governments.  Government is the study of the proper and peaceful relationships between the individual and groups within a country, as well as the powers and responsibilities divided among the citizens and branches of the governing bodies.  Study of other forms of government is used for comparison. (Seniors only)

United States History is the study of political, social, and economic trends in the United States from 1900 to the present.  This course covers the history of the development of the United States and its impact of major events on its people. Juniors and seniors only and includes the required Tennessee End of Course Exam.

WSCC Joint Enrollment Western Civilizations- This one term class encompasses college courses 1110 & 1120 .  The student must have a 19 in English, a 19 in Reading  on the ACT, and a 3.0 GPA.   Students will receive six college credit hours for this course. Juniors and Seniors only.

WSCC Joint Enrollment American History - This one term class encompasses college courses 2010 and 2020.  Student’s will receive six college hours for this course. The student must have a 3.0 GPA and a 19 Composite ACT score is recommended.

WSCC Joint Enrollment Intro to Psychology and Sociology - This one term class encompasses college courses 1020 and 1310. Student’s will receive six college hours for this course. The student must have a 3.0 GPA and a 19 Composite ACT score is recommended. English III is a prerequisite.

SPECIAL EDUCATION:

Work-Study is one of several special services offered identified students with special needs.  Students in this class may earn one credit per term toward graduation and are mainstreamed into the regular curriculum for other graduation course requirements.  Emphasis is usually placed on state competency skill development and/ or regular classroom studies support.  (by IEP placement only)  May be repeated for credit.

CDC- the comprehensive Developmental Classroom (CDC) is designed to serve students with moderate, severe, and profound disabilities in the least restrictive environment.  The program implements an activity based curriculum that involves integration in the regular school program, community based programming, and functional and independent living skills development.  (Placement by IEP only.)  May be repeated for credit.